Summer Holidays 2022 with Salford Libraries

Here you will find all activity sessions running across our Salford Libraries during the Summer Holidays.

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Oh the Places You'll GoSaturday 23  July | 10:30am – 11:30am | Eccles Library
£1 per child, no booking required

Calling all Dr Seuss fans to join us on a madcap trip into his wacky world. We’ll kick off with his classic tale Oh, the Places We’ll Go! and journey into a range of Dr Seuss inspired activities.

This event is to celebrate the start of our summer reading challenge for 4-12 year olds – the Big Salford Summer Read.

This is a drop-in session; no need to book. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

LegoVarious dates | Various times | Various Libraries
FREE, no booking required

Calling all LEGO builders! Join in at one of our LEGO days/afternoons. We bring the bricks… and you bring your ideas!

Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

*Libraries closed between 12.30 – 1.30pm.

Library Date Time
Hope Monday 25th July 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Little Hulton Monday 1st August 9:30am – 5:00pm*
Cadishead Tuesday 9th August 9:30am – 5:00pm*
Height Wednesday 10th August 9:30am – 4:30pm*
Broughton Friday 12th August 9:30am – 12:00pm
Winton Thursday 18th August 9:30am – 5:00pm*
Lower Kersal Friday 19th August 9:30am – 5:00pm*
Pendleton Thursday 25th August 9:30am – 5:30pm
Clifton Tuesday 30th August 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Zog

Various dates | Various times | Various Libraries
£1 per child, booking required

Enjoy a retelling of Julia Donaldson’s Zog and activities inspired by the accident-prone dragon. So much fun it will set your summer on fire!

Places limited, booking in advance recommended. All ages welcome, but most suitable for children 4-8 years old. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Library Date Time Book
Irlam Tuesday 26th July 10:30am – 11:30am Book session →
Broughton Friday 29th July 10:30am – 11:30am Book session →
Lower Kersal Friday 5th August 10:30am –  11:30am Book session →
Little Hulton Monday 15th August 10:30am – 11:30am Book session →
Walkden Tuesday 23rd August 2:00pm – 3:00pm Book session →

The Very Hungry CaterpillarVarious dates | Various times | Various Libraries
£1 per child, booking required

A perfect session for under-fives and their carers. Stories, songs and fun activities based on our favourite caterpillar and other minibeasts.

Library Date Time Book
Walkden Tuesday 26th July 9.30am & 11am Book session →
Swinton Tuesday 2nd August 2pm – 3pm Book session →
Broughton Wednesday 3rd August 2pm – 3pm Book session →
Height Thursday 4th August 10.30am – 11.30am Book session →
Cadishead Thursday 11th August 2pm – 3pm Book session →
Eccles Thursday 18th August 9.30am & 11.30am Book session →
Boothstown Friday 19th August 11am – 12pm Book session →
Ordsall Friday 26th August 11am – 12pm Book session →

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

This session is designed for children aged 0-4 years. Older siblings are very welcome and if participating will require a ticket.

Magic Philip Wednesday 27 July | 2:00 – 2:45pm | Eccles Library
£3 per person, booking required

A wildly entertaining magic show full of fun and laughter…make some lifelong memories at this unforgettable event.

Ticket only event. Fun for all ages, but most suitable for children aged 5-8 years. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Book Tickets →

Elmer the Elephant

Thursday 28th & Friday 29th July | Various times | Pendleton & Ordsall Library
£1 per child, booking required

Come along and enjoy everything that is Elmer, our favourite patchwork elephant. Elmer stories, Elmer crafts and Elmer games. Everybody is welcome but this session is perfect for children ages 4 – 7 years.

This session is designed for children aged 4-7 years. Older siblings are very welcome and if participating will require a ticket.

Library Date Time Book
Pendleton Thursday 28th July 2:00 – 3:00pm Book session →
Ordsall Friday 29th July 11:00am – 12:00pm Book session →

Percussion instruments

Monday 1st August | Various times |Walkden & Ordsall Library
£1 per child, booking required

Join Music and Performing Arts Salford (MAPAS) for a singing and percussion workshop inspired by Space.

Ticket only event. Most suitable for children 2-8 years years old. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Library Date Time Book
Walkden Monday 1st August 10:00 – 11:00am Book session →
Ordsall Monday 1st August 2:00 – 3:00pm Book session →

MeerkatsTuesday 2 & 16 August | Various times | Various Libraries
£3 per child, booking required

An interactive session with a range of exotic animals and cuddly creatures. Stars of this animal handling session include meerkats, skunks, owls and snakes*

Sessions:

Library Date Time Book
Eccles Tuesday 2nd August 11am – 12pm Book session →
Irlam Tuesday 2nd August 1.30pm – 2.30pm Book session →
Swinton Tuesday 16th August 11am – 12pm Book session →
Pendleton Tuesday 16th August 1.30pm – 2.30pm Book session →

Suitable for all ages, but most suitable for children over 4 years old. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

*All animals subject to availability.

Bear HuntVarious dates | Various times | Various Libraries
£1 per child, booking required

Joins us for stories, songs and age appropriate activities inspired by this much loved book. Boothstown session suitable for ages 0-18 months, all others suitable for 0-4 years. Older siblings welcome also.

Library Date Time Book
Boothstown Tuesday 2nd August 10:00 – 11:00am Book session →
Pendleton Wednesday 3rd August 9:30 – 10:30am & 11:00am – 12:00pm Book session →
Worsley Village Thursday 4th August 2:00 – 3:00pm Book session →
Irlam Friday 12th August 10:30 – 11:30am Book session →
Winton Tuesday 16th August 10.30am – 11.30am Book session →
Lower Kersal Tuesday 16th August 2pm – 3pm Book session →
Little Hulton Wednesday 24th August 2pm – 3pm Book session →

Older siblings are very welcome and if participating will require a ticket.

Child science

3rd & 11th August | Various times | Swinton & Broughton Library
£3 per child, booking required

An interactive session chock full of “magic” tricks and spectacular experiments. A slimetastic experience for children, who will make their own slime and much, much, more!

Ticket only event. Most suitable for children 4-10 years old. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Library Date Time Book
Swinton Wednesday 3rd August August 10:30 – 11:30am Book session →
Broughton Thursday 11th August 10:30 – 11:30am Book session →

Booster CushionWednesday 10 August | Various times | Various Libraries
£3 per person, both adults and children need a ticket. Booking required

Little Red Riding Hood’s friend arrives to tell us the story but has a problem, there are no pages in the book! He tries to tell the story and we meet Red Riding Hood’s mum, dad and grandma but he keeps getting the story wrong. So Cinderella arrives to help, dancing a conga with her Jack’s Baked Beans Band and suggests auditions to find the Wolf to end the story.

There is lots of participation in this theatre show, with the audience becoming Cinderella’s backing band, auditioning to be wolves, helping Red Riding Hood’s dad cut down trees and dancing a conga.

Library Date Time Book
Swinton Wednesday 10th August 10.30am – 11.30am Book session →
Walkden Wednesday 10th August 3pm – 4pm Book session →

Ticket only event. All ages are welcome, but most suitable for children 4-8 years old and their families.

Sing 2

Thursday 11th August | 2pm | Pendleton Library
£2.50 per person, both adults and children need a ticket. Booking required

Join us for an all-singing, all-dancing animation full of catchy tunes and humour. Fun for all the family!

This film has a PG rating. Suitable for the whole family. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Book Tickets →

Circus

Wednesday 17th August | Various times | Walkden & Broughton Library
£3 per person, both adults and children need a ticket. Booking required

Join Skylight Circus Arts and learn some circus skills to impress your friends. A highly entertaining workshop suitable for all the family, both children and adults.

Ticket only event. Suitable for both children and adults. Adults only require a ticket if they intend to take part. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Library Date Time Book
Walkden Wednesday 17th August 10:00 – 11:00am Book session →
Broughton Wednesday 17th August 12:00 – 1:00pm Book session →

Thursday 18 August | 2:00 – 3:00pm | Worsley Village Library
£2.50 per child, booking required

Create something beautiful to take home at our ceramic painting session. Perfect your painting on a ceramic llama… and then fill it with a pretty plant!

Ticket only event. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult. We recommend children wear clothes suitable for painting.

Book Tickets →

Encanto

Tuesday 23rd August | 2:00 – 3:00pm | Eccles Library
£2.50 per child, booking required

Sing your hearts out to the heart-warming tunes of this delightful Disney animation. A simply enchanting film!

Both children and adults require a ticket.

PG rating. Suitable for the whole family. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Book Tickets →

Puppets

Tuesday 23rd & Thursday 25th August | 10:00 – 10:45am | Winton & Height Libraries
£2 per child, booking required

Join Twinkleboost for a multi-sensory storytelling experience, which builds communication skills through fairy tales, puppets and sensory play.

Library Date Time Book
Winton Tuesday 23rd August 10:00 – 10:45am Book session →
Height Thursday 25th August 10:00 – 10:45am Book session →